Compressors Tag

Kush Audio has been working on a top secret project for months and I’ve been bothering them to tell me… Then this announcement showed up! 2 years of researching the initial 100 microseconds of analog compression is about to pay off. Reactions from our veteran testers: “How on earth did you do this??” – Alexi C. “Unreal… has more glue than half my hardware.” – Michael V. “Ridiculously easy to use, and the sound… I’m truly amazed.” – Moilim Y. Stay tuned to the Museletter, all will be revealed. 09.05.17Read More
The API 2500 is one of the most used bus compressors on the market. It sometimes finds its way onto mix busses without even actually compressing anything. Now the plugin is available for the UAD platform. The API 2500 Bus Compressor is a fixture on the stereo bus of many the world’s top engineers and producers. Considered the best of the Paul Wolff-era API circuit designs, this iconic hardware is relied upon to deliver energy, movement, and tone to stereo mixes and subgroups. Available in the UAD Store for $299, theRead More

Posted On October 15, 2016By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Elysia Mpressor 500

  The MPressor takes compression to a whole new level. Now you can fit it in your 500 series rack! NETTETAL, GERMANY: high-end studio processor manufacturer elysia is proud to announce availability of the mpressor 500 — furthering the lengthening lineup of its 500 Series hardware by bringing the heritage of its immensely powerful rack-mount mpressor creative compressor to bear on the fashionable 500 series standard — as of October 10… Like its bigger brother, the mpressor 500 combines serious punch with a full and detailed class-A sound. Its tremendous tone and flexibility make it a consummate choice for recording andRead More
Oh look, another 1176 emulation! But I have 30 of them INCLUDING the FG-116 already in the Virtual Mix Rack. Why do I need another one? Why should I shell out $200.00 for something I already have?   First off calm down! I’m just a news site. Let’s tackle these questions one at a time because when I got the press release, each of these questions popped in my head. I’m going to take a slightly different approach to this review. Instead of spending time analyzing each aspect of thisRead More
Slate Digital, FG- Swiss, Everything Recording
In true modern marketing ala “Apple”, Slate Digital has laid all the cards out on the table with a LOT of new products. One of them being the FG-Swiss, which is Slate’s Virtual Mix Rack module based on the Empirical Labs Distressor. First and foremost I wanted to reveal the FG-SWISS, which is an exact replica of one of the most famous hardware compressors in the industry known for being a “Swiss Army Knife”. This compressor is like eight compressors in one! It is so versatile and can even sound likeRead More

Posted On May 17, 2016By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Slate Digital FG-116 Blue Series

We all know Lord Alge swears by the blue face 1176. Everyone wants one but who has 5 grand laying around to buy one and even then, the maintenance bill is enough to make you pull your hair out. Steven Slate has footed the bill on the maintenance and modeled 2 REV A 1176s and even added one that has been souped up. They’re $149 right now as introductory so go get one. The FG-116 Blue Series adds the tone of two vintage REV A Blue FET compressors as wellRead More
McDSP has taken two great concepts with the 6020 Ultimate EQ and the 6030 Ultimate Compressor and added a few more extras to form the 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip. McDSP has also released version 6.2 of their award winning plugin bundles. McDSP is proud to announce the release of v6.2, adding the all-new 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip plug-in, along with a number of added tools and support for many McDSP plug-ins. New in v6.2: 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip plug-in Improved support for Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) Improved support forRead More
Plugin Alliance keeps cranking out the hits with 3 new plugins. The bx Panoramic EQ, the Acme Opticom XLA-3, and the SPL EQ Ranger Plus. Panoramic EQ: – Three parametric bell-curve filters—each featuring a gain, frequency, Q and pan control—independently boost or cut EQ at discrete pan positions in the stereo field – In addition to providing the standard EQ parameters of Frequency and Bandwidth, you can select what portion of the stereo field you wish to cut or boost – Allows unprecedented ability to “re-mix” stereo material Acme Opticom XLA-3:Read More

Posted On January 23, 2016By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Manley ELOP

The ELOP has been a staple in studios since before the days of DAWs. Now the limiter has been worked over and updated to work in the modern world as well… at a lower cost too. Chino, CA – January 2016…Since its introduction in the early 1990s, the Manley ELOP optical limiter has been an essential tool in the arsenals of recording and mastering engineers everywhere, and the fabled all-tube limiter has graced the signal chain of countless recordings. Nearly a quarter of a century later, the engineers at ManleyRead More

Posted On October 10, 2015By BryanIn Latest News, Reviews, Software

Review: FabFilter Pro-C 2

We need no introduction for FabFilter. We all know the pros use it. We even have reviews already published for Pro-MB (here) and Pro-Q 2 (here). We were very eager to get our hands on the second installment of FabFilter’s Pro-C. This dynamics plugin comes in all flavors for all DAWs in both 32-bit and 64-bit. For those unfamiliar with the original plugin, Pro-C1 is not your grandfather’s compressor. On top of doing all of the tasks a standard compressor can accomplish, it features 3 styles of compression, an intelligentRead More